Memorial Day, Healthcare, and more

May 24, 2024

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Dear Neighbor,
Happy Friday! In this week's eblast, you can read about Memorial Day, expanding healthcare, and more. You can click on the links below to navigate between sections.
Memorial Day
Monday is Memorial Day, a day to remember and honor all whose bravery and service cost them the ultimate sacrifice. While this long weekend presents the opportunity to spend time with our loved ones, it is also a time to pause and reflect on those who gave their lives to protect and preserve our great nation and democracy. I also make sure to take the time to remind myself to live a life that is meaningful and worthy of the sacrifices so many have made. I hope you all have a safe and meaningful Memorial Day.
Expanding Health Care and Forgiving Student Loans
Connecticut is launching a new program that will expand health care to underserved communities while forgiving the student loans of health care workers.


Connecticut Student Loan Repayment Program incentivizes eligible health care providers to practice full-time in underserved Connecticut communities for at least two years by offering up to $50,000 in student loan repayments. Part-time options are also available for $12,500 per year over two years, totaling $25,000.

The program offers a unique advantage in that it allows federal and private student loan debt to be repaid, expanding the eligible talent pool that can participate.

The following health care jobs are eligible for this new statewide initiative:

  • MDs and DOs in Family Practice, General Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN
  • APRNs, including Certified Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, and Psychiatric Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Registered Nurses
  • Dentists and Dental Hygienists
  • Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Core Behavioral Health Providers, including Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Substance Use Disorder Counselors
  • Pharmacists
This great program will recruit and retain new health care workers, forgive the student loans of these heroes, and reduce health disparities across our state - a major win for all Connecticut residents.

The state began accepting applications this week. Click here to learn how to apply!

Major Public Acts Report
Every year, Connecticut's nonpartisan staff in the Office of Legislative Research put out a "Major Public Acts Report," summarizing the most significant, far-reaching acts adopted by the General Assembly in our latest session. You can find this year's report here.

This year's report spotlights bills on early childhood care and education, changes in our energy policies, benefits for our veterans, and much more.

If you have time this weekend, I highly encourage you to take a look through this document to see what the legislature accomplished this year.

If you have questions about any piece of legislation, please reach out to me or OLR at

If you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns, I can be reached by phone at 1-800-842-8267 or by email at For legislative updates, please like my Official Facebook Page.


Christine Conley


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